The agent for former Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas announced that his client has asked him to look for opportunities for Thomas to play next year. He sat out this past season but is looking to make a comeback.
Thomas was a name that was linked to the Flyers late in the spring since the regular season ended. As soon as the announcement came out, it did not take long for experts to predict that the 39 year old could end up in Philadelphia.
Thomas was a four-time All Star with the Bruins and won the 2009 and 2011 Vezina Award as the league's top goaltender. He is 196-121-45 with a 2.48 GAA and a .921 save percentage in 378 career NHL games. He last suited up in the NHL during the 2011-12 season.
I think this would be a smart move if the price was right. With Steve Mason on a one-year deal, he needs to prove himself and someone like Tim Thomas can push/mentor the young goaltender. Signing Thomas would be alright in my book if they don't pay through the nose or give him too many years. Both of which are major "if"s.
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